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Medford on the Mystic

Medford on the MysticMedford on the Mystic. A pictorial history, from the book Medford on the Mystic, provides a fascinating and authentic glimpse of the Medford that used to be.

Walking and Bike Tours of Historic Medford

Check out our “Medford Brick by Brick” bike tour, now downloadable as a pdf Medford Bike Tour 2017. Thanks to the Medford Arts Council for their support.

See how Medford has changed in this guide published for the Appalachian Mountain Club in 1897. Or see the excerpted historic Medford Walking Tours from 1897 here.

Our Medford

our_medfordOur Medford: An Elementry Guide to the History of Medford. For kids and anyone interested in an illustrated introduction to Medford History. A collaboration with MHSM, it is used in Medford’s grade 3 classrooms.

This publication is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

From Africa To Medford

Pomps Wall, Slave ContributionsFrom Africa to Medford: The Untold Story. Few people today are aware of the extent to which the trade of enslaved peoples permeated New England, even in Medford. Based on an exhibit created by students and faculty from Tufts University and Medford High these pages highlight the contributions made by these forgotten residents.

The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project

Drawing, West Medford ProjectThe West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project. West Medford, Massachusetts, forms part of one of the oldest Afro-American communities in the United States. These pages document the legacy of a number of outstanding Afro-Americans from this community.

Resources for Teachers and Students

Project Local Screen ShotResources for Teachers and Students. We’ve assembled some additional links about Medford History for Teachers, Students and anyone interested in more information about Medford’s History.

Books and Resources

Books and ResourcesBooks and Resources. Here you will find links to some searchable PDFs in our collection as well as links to external historical documents and resource sites.